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Chris Damron of Columbus got his license back during the last round of amnesty, and is encouraging others who are eligible to apply.

State Starts Another Round of Amnesty for Drivers’ Licenses

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Over 340,000 people could get back on the roads legally – sometimes after many years of not being able to pay reinstatement fees. After a six-month pilot period that ended in July, the state is restarting a shortened amnesty program for Ohioans who’ve lost their drivers’ licenses. Most are low-income Ohioans who’ve fallen behind in paying… Read More

Petition circulators have been gathering signatures since late August.

Deadline to File to Overturn Controversial Nuclear Bailout Law a Week Away

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On October 21, the group that wants to overturn Ohio’s nuclear power plant bailout law is required to submit nearly 266,000 valid signatures to halt that law and put it before voters next year. But supporters of the bailout are waging an unrelenting fight to stop that. The pro-bailout Ohioans For Energy Security has been… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at a press conference

DeWine Stands Strong On Gun Violence Package, Even After Mixed Reviews

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Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s confident his STRONG Ohio gun violence package will be enacted into law, in spite of the chilly reception he’s gotten from both Republicans and Democrats. DeWine pushed back at Democrats’ criticism that the STRONG Ohio plan is weak, saying it wasn’t written by the gun lobby. He also defends not including required background checks, which he… Read More

Attorney General Dave Yost

Appeals Court Rejects Ohio AG’s Attempt To Delay Opioid Trial

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A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has rejected Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s request to delay the October 21 start for the huge opioid trial in federal court in Cleveland. Three judges from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals declined the request from Yost and a dozen other attorneys general and the US Chamber of Commerce. They had… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine (then Ohio Attorney General) and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman were on the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention, during which Donald Trump got the party's nomination for president.

Elected Republicans On Trump’s Re-election Team React To Impeachment Announcement

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Nearly every Republican elected statewide in Ohio is an honorary chair of President Trump’s re-election team, including Gov. Mike DeWine and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman. And they’re being asked about their reactions to the official impeachment inquiry opened by the U.S. House. Mike DeWine was a U.S. Senator during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1999,… Read More

Rep. Jay Edwards addresses a crowd at a podium.

Edwards Says JobsOhio Not Working For Southeast Ohio

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A southeast Ohio lawmaker has taken to Twitter to blast the state’s non-profit economic development company for not helping his region enough. But supporters of JobsOhio are standing firmly behind it. “We’re not even getting our fair share,” said Rep. Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) of JobsOhio. Over the last few weeks, Edwards has tweeted about JobsOhio nearly… Read More

A sign outside of the Nelsonville voter precinct lets people know where they can vote.

Boards Of Elections Start Removing Thousands Of Voter Registrations

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Secretary of State Frank LaRose says state law requires voter roll maintenance, but voting rights groups say they’re still worried eligible voters will be “purged” by mistake. Tens, and maybe hundreds, of thousands of Ohio voter registrations identified as inactive will be deleted today by local boards of elections. Aaron Ockerman, the executive director of… Read More

Inside the All People's Market, customers can choose fresh fruits and vegetables, which allows them to use SNAP benefits at grocery stores.

Food Pantries Serving More Customers As Fears Over Economy Grow

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The numbers of low-income Ohioans turning to food pantries for help are climbing. And with signs of trouble for the economy on the horizon, advocates at Ohio’s 12 regional foodbanks and the hundreds of food pantries and soup kitchens that they serve are worried. There’s a line of people waiting outside the All People’s Fresh… Read More

Mayor David Scheffler (R-Lancaster, left) talks with Mayor Nan Whaley (D-Dayton) and Mayor Andrew Ginther (D-Columbus). They were at the Ohio Mayors Alliance luncheon where seven cities received more than $200,000 for local educational projects.

Bipartisan Ohio Mayors’ Group Lobbying Lawmakers On Gun Policy Changes

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Mayors are actively lobbying state lawmakers to consider a package of changes to gun laws and mental health policy unveiled by Gov. Mike DeWine in the wake of the Dayton mass shooting earlier this month. Democratic Dayton mayor Nan Whaley is a founding member of the Ohio Mayors Alliance, and a former Democratic candidate for governor. And she said… Read More

In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.

Ohio Lawmaker Suggests Using Confiscated Fentanyl For Executions

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The refusal of pharmaceutical companies to sell the state drugs to use in executions has capital punishment at a virtual standstill in Ohio. A state lawmaker said he has a possible solution. Ohio’s next execution is set for November, and one in December. But they’re very unlikely to go forward because the state is still… Read More